Market research firm Infonetics
Research released excerpts from its Small
Cell and LTE Backhaul Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey,
which provides insights into operators' current and future plans for
outdoor small cells and backhaul.
"The challenge is on for small cell operators. They've been scrambling
to test and trial a large number of technologies, products, and
topologies for outdoor small cells, and they're under growing pressure
to make the rubber meet the road-not only from their technology and
operations people, but even their business planners," notes Michael
Howard, co-founder and principal analyst for carrier networks at Infonetics
"But it won't be easy," continues Howard.
"These operators face some daunting challenges: outdoor small cell gear
isn't small enough or cheap enough yet, and there are problems
backhauling in dense urban areas, not to mention municipal regulations
regarding the look, size, and color of the equipment and who can mount
equipment on streetlights, utility poles and building sides. Even if
they managed to solve all these issues, they're still going to have to
pass the fiscal test. Outdoor small cells won't fly without a viable
SMALL CELL AND LTE BACKHAUL SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS
Infonetics analyst Richard
Webb is hosting a Scaling Small Cell Backhaul webinar
on Feb. 19. To learn more or attend, visit http://bit.ly/VV9eJd.
For its 36-page small
cell and LTE backhaul survey, Infonetics interviewed
purchase-decision makers at 22 independent wireless, incumbent,
competitive, and cable operators from EMEA,
North America, and Asia Pacific about their current and future plans for
small cell and macrocell backhaul. The study provides insights into
mobile traffic handling and specific backhaul issues related to outdoor
small cells, in-building small cells, and macrocells. To buy
the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.
Download Infonetics' market
research brochure, publication calendar, events
brochure, report highlights, tables of contents and more at http://www.infonetics.com/login.
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Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp
Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com)
is an international market research and consulting firm serving the
communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking
emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics
helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View
Infonetics' About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.
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